Quickly, the Office for National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT in the Dept of Health & Human Service (boy, that’s a mouthful), released their 5-yr strategic plan yesterday. Took a quick look at it (real quick) and it is some 115 pages long, the vast majority of it various appendices.
Written in a glorious bureaucratic style that is guaranteed to put you to sleep in 5 minutes or less, the report lays out two primary goals for ONC in the next 5 years, Patient-focused Healthcare and Population Health. Based on that quick scan, did not see anything that surprised me. The bigger question though is if this is a five year plan, is it but a wasted effort seeing as there will be a new administration in place in about 8 months? We’ll have to wait and see.
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